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August 7, 2020

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Smartwatch Tracks Medication Levels to Personalize Treatments

Engineers have demonstrated that drug levels inside the body can be tracked in real time using a custom smartwatch that analyzes the chemicals found in sweat. This wearable technology could be ...

1 in 4 UK Puppies May Be Being Acquired Before Minimum Recommended Age

One in four puppies in the UK may be being acquired before the recommended minimum age -- a figure that is considerably higher than what has been reported before -- suggests new ...

Completing the Set: 'Coupon-Collection Behavior' Reduces Sex-Ratio Variation Among Families

A new analysis of sibling records from more than 300,000 individuals suggests that some parents continue to reproduce until they have children of ...

Placebos Prove Powerful Even When People Know They're Taking One

Researchers have demonstrated that placebos reduce brain markers of emotional distress even when people know they are taking ...
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Most Americans Don't Have Enough Assets to Withstand 3 Months Without Income

A new study found that 77% of low- to moderate-income American households fall below the asset poverty threshold, meaning that if their income were cut off they would not have the financial assets to ...

Childhood Connection to Nature Has Many Benefits but Is Not Universally Positive, Finds Review

A literature review finds that children are happier and more likely to protect the natural world when they have a greater connection to it, but this connection is complex and can also generate ...

The Problem With Microwaving Tea

Through convection, as the liquid toward the bottom of a container warms up, it becomes less dense and moves to the top, allowing a cooler section of the liquid to contact the heating source. This ...

An Easier Way to Go Veggie: Vitamin B12 Can Be Produced During Dough Fermentation

Grain-based materials fermented with Propionibacterium freudenreichii have enough vitamin B12 to be nutritionally significant. With the help of Lactobacillus brevis in the fermentation process, ...

Consumers Don't Fully Trust Smart Home Technologies

Smart home technologies are marketed to enhance your home and make life easier. However, consumers are not convinced that they can trust the privacy and security of these technologies, a new study ...

An Averted Glance Gives a Glimpse of the Mind Behind the Eyes

Shakespeare once wrote that the 'eyes are the window to your soul.' But scientists have found it challenging to peer into the brain to see how it derives meaning from a look into ...

Child Sleep Problems Associated With Impaired Academic and Psychosocial Functioning

A new study has found that sleep disturbances at any age are associated with diminished well-being by the time the children are 10 or 11 years old. The findings suggest health care providers should ...

Language May Undermine Women in Science and Tech

Researchers examined gender stereotypes baked into 25 languages to explore why fewer women enter science, technology, engineering and mathematics ...

Promises Found to Reduce Cheating in Large Study of Adolescents

New research has found that adolescents who promised to be truthful were less likely to 'cheat' than those who did not, even when they could not be found ...

Baby Boomers Show Concerning Decline in Cognitive Functioning

In a reversal of trends, American baby boomers scored lower on a test of cognitive functioning than did members of previous generations, according to a new nationwide ...

When we say someone has a quick mind, it may be in part thanks to our expanded cerebellum that distinguishes human brains from those of macaque monkeys, for example. High-resolution imaging shows the ...

Memory Loss Reversed or Abated in Those With Cognitive Decline

Researchers sought to determine whether a comprehensive and personalized program, designed to mitigate risk factors of Alzheimer's disease could improve cognitive and metabolic function in ...

Gut Feelings Help Promote Positive Body Image

New research has found that paying greater attention to internal bodily sensations can increase our appreciation of our own ...

Plastics, Pathogens and Baby Formula: What's in Your Shellfish?

The first landmark study using next-generation technology to comprehensively examine contaminants in oysters in Myanmar reveals alarming findings: the widespread presence of human bacterial pathogens ...

'Drawn-on-Skin' Electronics Offer Breakthrough in Wearable Monitors

Researchers have reported a new form of electronics known as 'drawn-on-skin electronics,' allowing multifunctional sensors and circuits to be drawn on the skin with an ink ...

Helicopter Parents Should Step Back and Watch, Study Recommends

Researchers conducted the world's first data-driven study of parenting classes based on the Respectful Approach intervention. The Respectful Approach, modeled on Resources for Infant Educators ...

Laughter Acts as a Stress Buffer -- And Even Smiling Helps

People who laugh frequently in their everyday lives may be better equipped to deal with stressful events - although this does not seem to apply to the intensity of ...

Botox Injections May Lessen Depression

By analyzing the FDA database of adverse drug effects, researchers discovered that people who received Botox injections -- not just in the forehead -- reported depression significantly less often ...

Keep Cool in the Pool: Novel Chip Sensor Makes Swimming Pools Safer

A new microchip that enables continuous monitoring of pH and chlorine levels in swimming pools will vastly improve water safety as new research shows it can deliver consistent and accurate pool ...

New Fabric Could Help Keep You Cool in the Summer, Even Without A/C

Air conditioning and other space cooling methods account for about 10% of all electricity consumption in the U.S., according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Now, researchers have ...

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